Louisiana Sea Grant, Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, Baton Rouge Area Foundation

Building community and coastal resilience to a changing Louisiana coastline through restoration of key ecosystem functions

Bridging scientific working groups with community input, the “Building community and coastal resilience to a changing Louisiana coastline through restoration of key ecosystem functions,” looks at how local knowledge and values can be used to shape ecosystem restoration investments. “Ecosystem based restoration approaches can support a range of ecosystem functions, such as reducing waves or providing nursery habitat for fish, these translate into a range of protection, social and economic benefits to communities,” said Tim Carruthers, lead author of the report and Director of Coastal Ecology at the Institute. “Community resilience in coastal Louisiana depends on social, cultural, and economic wellbeing which is closely linked to maintaining or restoring intact and productive coastal habitats.” Read the full report here